Jason A. Smith is the associate director of the Wisconsin Academy and editor of the organization's quarterly magazine of Wisconsin thought and culture, Wisconsin People & Ideas. As asscociate director, Jason directs institutional and program communcations and provides editorial leadership for Academy reports and other program materials. Before joining the Wisconsin Academy in 2008, Jason was the managing editor of The Common Review, the quarterly magazine of the Great Books Foundation, and helped the storied nonprofit to develop materials for adult reading and discussion groups. While in Chicago, Jason also worked with Chicago Public Schools to pilot a reflective reading course for their service-learning program. Jason has over fifteen years of experience in publishing and stategic communications, and has advised on a number of publications by the Great Books Foundation, the Project on Civic Reflection at Valparaiso University, and the American Library Association. Born and raised in Waupaca, Wisconsin, Jason today lives in Monona with his wife Liz and two children, Violet and Max.
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